Have you ever felt that someone did something to you, something that hurt you so badly that you could never forgive them? There is not a single person on this planet who has not suffered the inappropriate and careless actions of another. In refusing to forgive old hurt, you live with them in the present. A part of you may wonder, "How can I forgive what they did to me?" One thing that might change you mind is to realize that holding on to all that pain does not hurt anyone but you. Forgiveness of the person does not simply give permission to abuse or hurt you again but about restoring your own sense of peace in order to move on with your life.